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  SF Gate -   CHICAGO (AP) — Supporters of an Illinois doctor who's in trouble for a marijuana recommendation say his case could have a chilling effect on other doctors' participation in the state's medical cannabis pilo…
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  USA Today -    After waiting in line for hours at a booth during a medical marijuana convention in San Francisco, Jeff Harrington needed only a two-minute consultation and a written recommendation to become a medical marijuana pati…
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  Albany Business Review -    After a fierce competition for five state medical marijuana licenses ended last week when New York's Department of Health selected the winners, there are challenges ahead for the chosen companies. …
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  WTVR -    BOULDER, Colo. — A Boulder marijuana company has produced a breakthrough marijuana capsule that looks and acts more like traditional pharmaceuticals. The company, Wana Brands, has produced capsules called Wana C…
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  Newsweek -    Up and down the Western Hemisphere, marijuana policy is a growing topic of discussion, and laws are starting to change. In 2014, retail marijuana stores opened in the states of Colorado and Washington, where anyon…
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  LA Weekly -   Awakening each morning in pain caused by various surgeries, Yami Bolanos engages in her daily routine of relief, which she finds only with cannabis oil. A cancer survivor who underwent a liver transplant 19 years ago, she …
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  State Journal Register -   CHICAGO — Supporters of Illinois' medical marijuana program are trying to inspire interest among patients by hosting an educational event, even as the latest official count shows a tapering off in th…
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  Standard Times -  The prospect of medical marijuana for sale in your Illinois neighborhood may seem unreal. But for a truly mind-blowing experience, even without trying the wares, consider a glimpse at the next step on the legalizat…
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  KCRG -  DES MOINES — Their testimonies were tearful and frightening, and they pleaded with Iowa lawmakers for help. A handful of Iowans was invited Monday to speak to state legislators and ask for expansion of Iowa’s new…
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  BND.com -  SAUGET — Plans are taking shape for the region’s first medicinal marijuana dispensary to open in a medical office complex next door to GCS Ball Park, the home of the Gateway Grizzlies minor league baseball team. …
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  New York Times -  DENVER — When Colorado legalized marijuana two years ago, nobody was quite ready for the problem of exploding houses. But that is exactly what firefighters, courts and lawmakers across the state are confronti…
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  KRQE.com - CHICAGO (AP) — Randy Gross hopes a new law allowing children into Illinois’ medical marijuana program will reunite his family, nearly a year after his wife moved to Colorado so their son could receive a controversial t…
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  Shape.com -  We compared the health benefits of cannabis to those of alcohol to determine which (mostly) legal high comes out on top   Medical or recreational marijuana is now legal in 23 states, plus Washington D.C. That m…
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  The Cannabist -  These organized pot tours can be both thrilling and boring; How to make the most of your legal marijuana excursion “It was either Vegas or Colorado,” said “Wilma”, a D.C.-area woman, of her 4…
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  Forbes - There are now 24 jurisdictions with laws that legalize use of marijuana for medical purposes. Five of those jurisdictions—Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia—have gone so far as to legalize…
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  Sun Times -  Prominent civil rights attorney Jon Loevy hopes to get into the medical marijuana business. The Chicago attorney, who has taken on Chicago cops accused of police misconduct, is part of a group that wants to open a medic…
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  USA Today -  More than 50 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that even those who make their money illegally have to pay taxes. Under today's tax code the government stands to make more money from the sale of marijuana than those sel…
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  Chicago Sun Times - Marijuana is in the news daily. While only Colorado and Washington State have legalized marijuana for recreational use, 18 other states, including Illinois, will permit its medical use. These new laws have caused many you…
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  Herald-Review -  NORMAL — The new Illinois law that allows marijuana to be used as medicine contains some legal quirks that could be challenging for patients seeking relief from 40 ailments covered under the law, expected to be in…
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  Chicago Tribune -  The list of would-be medical marijuana purveyors seeking permits to locate in Chicago includes a trucking company founder and strip club owner, a former Clinton White House aide who's now a Latino issues advocate …
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  Sun Times - Banks that accept money from legal Illinois marijuana growers won't "come on our radar for prosecution" if they are "careful" and "transparent" and "follow the laws," U.S. Attorney Zach…
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  Spurred by deeply personal connections to drug use, two wealthy men have emerged as the biggest players in the debate over medical marijuana in Florida.   For John Morgan, an Orlando trial attorney who has spent $4.7 million on …
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  CHICAGO (AP) - With a Monday afternoon deadline approaching, people who want to own medical marijuana businesses in Illinois are hurrying to complete their applications for a limited number of permits.   Two state agencies - the…
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  In a span of a few days, the two candidates for governor easily, if not accidentally, put their weaknesses on full display.   Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner last week called a news conference to talk about putti…
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  Republican Bruce Rauner on Tuesday said if he were governor, he would have vetoed Illinois’ medical marijuana law — but now that it’s law he called for the state to scrap the way it’s giving out licenses to grow and s…
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  Westmont Mayor Ron Gunter broke a tie vote against a proposal for a medical marijuana dispensary in the suburb..   At a village board meeting on Sept. 4, Gunter told trustees after a 3-to-3 vote that he must vote against the dis…
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  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — It's unclear if Illinois officials will release complete information about companies seeking to grow or sell medical marijuana in Illinois because the state law that legalized medical marijuana exempts pros…
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  Do you know how the state’s pilot medical marijuana law will affect you and other members of your community?   You can get plenty of useful information from a September article in the D.R. Legal News, written by Lisa Harms…
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  Illinois officials are now accepting applications for people who want to open a medical marijuana dispensary or cultivation center. The number of licenses are quite limited – only 22 available for cultivation centers and 60 for dispens…
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